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Gold Star

 

in the USSR, the name of a medal awarded to persons who have received the title Hero of the Soviet Union. The medal was established by the Aug. 1, 1939, Decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR and was named Hero of the Soviet Union until Oct. 16, 1939. The Gold Star is a pentagonal star with smooth double-faceted arms on the face side. The medal is attached to the clothing by a rectangular ribbon and is worn on the left side of the chest above orders and other medals.

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A pilot killed by fire from the ground after ejecting from a Russian Su-24 jet downed by Turkey in Syria was posthumously awarded with a Gold Star medal, Russia's highest honorary title.
At a lavish Kremlin ceremony on Kalashnikov's 90th birthday, then-President Dmitry Medvedev bestowed on him the highest state honour - the Hero of Russia gold star medal.
Mr Volkov has been given a Gold Star medal as he was previously named a hero of Soviet Union.
Last year, ATF posthumously awarded its Gold Star Medal to Foote in honor of his heroism and sacrifice.
The Supreme People's Assembly has issued a decree awarding Jong the titles of hero and people's sportswoman, a gold star medal and national flag order first class.